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Comment: Re:Misleading Headline (Score 2) 246

by Aqualung812 (#47844319) Attached to: Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

No, they are saying that the more you earn in this country, the more you have benefited from all of the things the taxes pay for: military, infrastructure, education, etc.

It is a flawed system, and there are better ones (I prefer everyone paying a flat income tax with no dedications), but saying that there should be only sales or use-based taxes is wrong.

Comment: Re:No, it wasn't. (Score 1) 463

In the TFA case you would have to prove that a typical cop either would not have texted while driving or that a typical cop would not have crossed the lane while texting. Both of those would be really hard to prove in a court of law.

Ok, so either the police department is liable for his death by requiring police to drive in an unsafe manner (because typical cops would drift lanes while texting), or the officer is liable because most officers can stay in their line while texting. I don't see how neither can be at fault.

Comment: Re:No, it wasn't. (Score 1) 463

His duty to respond over the computer is unquestioned. While this would be normally illegal, he was allowed to do it since the job required it.

Unlike speeding to catch someone, the "line of duty" didn't require or even suggest that he should violate the lane or traffic yielding rules. He should be prosecuted on THOSE grounds.

For example, a policeman can't be arrested while responding to a call and speeding to get there.
A policeman, even on duty, CAN be convicted of violating the law if speeding because they wanted to get to lunch quicker.

Comment: Re:Correction: (Score 1) 338

by Aqualung812 (#47728137) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

People that live in not so profitable areas need to pay more for living there, not offset the cost on other customers that have done nothing to deserve it.

Many of those people live in not so profitable areas because they are growing food for people in the profitable areas. Not everyone in a rural area is there to get away from it all.
Also, there are many young people that would LOVE to move away from the sticks, but without access to the Internet at a young age, they'll be stuck on the farm, at Walmart or in the energy business.

Comment: Why do cats get to run free? (Score 1) 110

by Aqualung812 (#47648893) Attached to: Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

Only loosely on-topic, but why is it socially acceptable for many cat owners to simply let them have the run of the neighborhood?

As a dog owner, I have to keep my dogs strictly controlled, but neighbor's cats will shit all over the place and cause my dogs to go nuts as it flaunts across the front porch.

Is it just because OMG DOG ATTACKS?

Comment: Re:So 60% positive ? (Score 2) 256

by Aqualung812 (#47615507) Attached to: 40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

You're misunderstand the point. This is simple logic.

A terrorist can have an affiliation with a group, or act independently.

So, a person can be in three states:
A: not a terrorist,
B: a terrorist without group affiliation
C: a terrorist with an affiliation.

The list contains 60% of the people in group C. 40% are either A or B. All of the ones that are B still fit the criteria for the watch list, so those are valid. There isn't enough info to tell us if the distribution is 60% C, 40% B, and 0% A (which would be perfect), or if there is some other mixture where people in group A are listed but shouldn't be, so we don't know how inaccurate the watch list is.

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